Archive for the ‘Animal Stories’ Category

1891: Timothy II, the Rich Beggar Terrier of the Tenderloin District

Posted: 23rd May 2015 by The Hatching Cat in Uncategorized

If you’re like most people reading this, when you hear the term “organ grinder” you immediately picture a man of Italian descent playing the bulky instrument with a Capuchin monkey at his side collecting coins in a tin cup. It may be stereotypical, but you can’t be blamed for thinking this way. By 1880, according […]

1881: An Ode to Fannie Howe, Only a Dog Who Lies in Green-Wood Cemetery

Posted: 19th April 2015 by The Hatching Cat in Uncategorized

Only a dog do you say, Sir Critic? Only a dog, but as truth I prize, The truest love I have won in living Lay in the deeps of her limpid eyes. Frosts of winter nor heat of summer Could make her fail if my footsteps led: And memory holds in its treasure casket The […]

1912: The French Chickens Who Went Down With the Titanic

Posted: 22nd June 2013 by The Hatching Cat in Uncategorized

On April 15, 1912, the Titanic sank off the coast of Newfoundland. Of the 2,228 passengers and crew members who had set sail across the Atlantic Ocean to New York, we know that only 705 survived. What many may not know is that several roosters, hens, and chicks were also making the journey on the […]